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A New Middle East Mega-War Is Unfolding Right Before Our Eyes

A New Middle East Mega-War Is Unfolding Right Before Our Eyes

Iran is becoming increasingly aggressive…

Trump’s Dangerous Oil Price Game

Trump’s Dangerous Oil Price Game

Trump’s apparent escalation of the…

Geopolitics / Europe

Ukraine & Turkey: The European Energy Coup

Ukraine & Turkey: The European Energy Coup

Oct 18, 2013 at 16:51 | Editorial Dept

Though Norway in June overtook Russia in total exports of natural gas to Europe, the balance of Russian gas to Europe comes through Ukraine, which itself is dependent upon Russia…

Ukraine, Gazprom and the Return of Dmytro Firtash

Ukraine, Gazprom and the Return of Dmytro Firtash

Oct 16, 2013 at 17:21 | Scott Belinksi

Russia’s surprising move to offer Kiev a ‘gas discount’ marks the return of Ukrainian oligarch Dmytro Firtash to the international energy scene, a move that speaks volumes on the current…

Trans-Adriatic Pipeline Enhances European Energy Security

Trans-Adriatic Pipeline Enhances European Energy Security

Sep 04, 2013 at 17:04 | Global Risk Insights

Those concerned with European energy are excited for the arrival of finalized plans for the Southern Gas Corridor that will carry natural gas from Azerbaijan, through Turkey, Albania, Greece to…

Romania pulls plug on Nabucco pipeline

Romania pulls plug on Nabucco pipeline

Aug 23, 2013 at 17:42 | John Daly

Well, its official – the Nabucco pipeline is officially dead. Romania’s national natural gas transit company Transgaz, is convening an Extraordinary General Meeting of Shareholders on 23 September to…

SOCAR Eyes Big League

SOCAR Eyes Big League

Aug 23, 2013 at 15:09 | Editorial Dept

Bottom Line: An emerging joint venture between Russia’s Rosneft and Azerbaijan’s state-run SOCAR poises the Azeri company to enter an even bigger league.

Mediterranean Gas Outlook Threatened by War

Mediterranean Gas Outlook Threatened by War

Aug 21, 2013 at 17:19 | Daniel J. Graeber

The population in the eastern Mediterranean region is expected to increase by as much as 35 percent in the next 20 years. Natural gas deposits in the Levant Basin are…

Belarus Tries to Subtly Lash Out at Russian Oligarchs

Belarus Tries to Subtly Lash Out at Russian Oligarchs

Aug 09, 2013 at 16:27 | Editorial Dept

Bottom Line: Belarus reinstates an investor-unfriendly rule in order to subdue Russian power in its business. Analysis: In 2008, the Belarusian government revoked its “golden share” rule that…

Reassembling the Evil Empire – Gazprom moves into Kyrgyzstan

Reassembling the Evil Empire – Gazprom moves into Kyrgyzstan

Aug 07, 2013 at 17:39 | John Daly

Pity poor democratic, energy bereft post-Soviet Central Asian state Kyrgyzstan.Alone amongst the debris field of post-Soviet states in the unexpected aftermath of the sudden December 1991 implosion of…

Armenia Faces Opposition over Gazprom Deal

Armenia Faces Opposition over Gazprom Deal

Jul 26, 2013 at 14:54 | Editorial Dept

Bottom Line: Armenia’s plans to hand over the state’s remaining stake in its natural gas monopoly to Gazprom has opposition politicians furious over the prospect of ceding total control of…

Romania to Build Gas Pipeline to Moldova with Major Political Implications

Romania to Build Gas Pipeline to Moldova with Major Political Implications

Jul 26, 2013 at 14:52 | Editorial Dept

Bottom Line: Romania announces that construction will begin soon on a natural gas pipeline to neighboring Moldova, in a project that will underbid Gazprom prices and challenge Russia’s control in…

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